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Book sale

The Harrisburg Library, 1036 High St., sponsors an ongoing book sale Monday through Thursday from 1:30 to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.

Some books sell for $5 a bag, others range from $10 cents to $1. The library accepts donations of all books and movies but they ask you not send magazines. All items must be clean and in good condition.

All proceeds benefit the Harrisburg Library Association. Donations are tax deductible.

Adoptable cats at PetSmart

The Capital Area Humane Society will offer cats for adoption at PetSmart in Grove City from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month.

Event dates at the PetSmart in Grove City, 1743 Stringtown Road, include: June 1 and June 22.  

Screenings at Evans

Amity Care Home Health Services provides a nurse at the E.L. Evans Senior Center in Grove City to do free diabetic screening and blood pressure testing every third Wednesday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. Cholesterol testing is available for $5 per test. For more information call Amity Care Home Health at 334-6800.

Local authors need old photos

Local authors Janet Shailer and Laura Lanese are seeking photographs to be incorporated into a regional history book about Grove City to be published by Arcadia Publishing in fall 2008 as part of Arcadia’s "Images of America" series.

This project is also part of the local Attics to Archives program and the scanned copies will become part of the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society’s permanent collection. All originals will be returned as promptly as possible to the owners.

The historical society is looking for old photographs (pre-1952) larger than 3 inches by 3 inches in size and smaller than 11 inches by 14 inches. Pictures of landscapes and buildings are most important. Selected photos may be included in the Arcadia book.

For information, call Janet Shailer at 871-1972 or Laura Lanese at 537-3816.

Spring carnival

Buckeye Woods Elementary School is planning a spring carnival on May 2.

Funds generated from the event will be used for new playground equipment and student supplies. If you would like additional information or wish to donate, contact the school at 801-8025.

Art classes

Local artist Sandy Reddig is offering  drawing and painting classes this spring in Grove City. Classes runs for seven weeks. For more information, contact Reddig at 875-4900 or streddig@sbcglobal.net.


Aging workshop

The Grove City United Methodist Church is offering a new six week series for those who want to plan ahead for themselves or their aging parents.  

The sessions began in mid-April and begin at 7 p.m. in the church’s worship center. The series "Taking Care of Tomorrow" is free. No reservations are necessary. Contact Erma Clark, minister of pastoral care at 875-5612.


PVHS reunion

The Pleasant View High School class of 1968 will hold their 40th class reunion on Aug. 9 at the Marriott Columbus, 5605 Blazer Pkwy. in Dublin. For additional information, Deb (Bennett) Price at 876-8038, Diana (Wharton) Good at 851-1046 or Debbie (Barber) Vance at 878-9868.


PT bridge to close

The Lambert Road bridge, spanning the Hellbranch Run, just north of Cardinal Drive in Pleasant Township,  will be closed  until late August for rehabilitation.

Franklin County Engineer Dean Ringle said their goal is to repair and reopen the bridge as soon as possible. The project involves replacing the deck and superstructure beams.

The detour will follow Harrisburg Pike (U.S. Route 62) north to London-Groveport Road (S.R. 665), and west to Lambert Road. The project is estimated at $549,000 and will be funded by Franklin County, from motor vehicle registration fees and gasoline tax.  

FOP fund raising dinner

The Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary Capital City No. 5 is planning its annual fund raising dinner, silent auction and presentation of the Sgt. Marc Muncy Scholarship.

Dinner will be served from 5:30-8 p.m., May 7 at the Columbus Police Academy, 1000 North Hague Ave. Dinner is provided by JP’s Barbecue and includes barbecued chicken, green beans, pasta salad, rolls with butter, drinks and dessert.

Proceeds from the event benefit the FOP Auxiliary, which supports law enforcement officers throughout Franklin County through their fund raising efforts, political involvement and support of officers and their families during a time of crisis. The auxiliary’s motto is "Never Let Them Walk Alone."

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children, or $35 for a family of four or more. To purchase tickets, contact Becky Muncy at 614-580-4574 or e-mail SgtMuncyScholarship@yahoo.com.

Furniture drive

CNDL4JC Furniture Ministry is holding a furniture drive on April 26 in the Grove City High School parking lot.  

They are looking for people to bring their unwanted but usable furniture between noon and 4 p.m. All donations are qualified tax-deductible. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a pick up, call 327-2244 or e-mail  Kerren@cndl4jc.com.  

They are in need of beds, dressers and gas stoves and are looking for volunteers.

Romeo and Juliet

BalletMet presents David Nixon’s rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet May 1-4 at the Ohio Theatre. Tickets are $18.50-$64.50 and can be purchased at the BalletMet Box Office at 229-4848 or balletmet.com. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster locations. For more information call 229-4848 or log onto balletmet.org.


Pirates invade LTOB

The Little Theatre off Broadway in Grove City presents "The Pirates of Penzance," a comic opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan and directed by Kate Charlesworth-Miller.

Frederic, apprenticed to a band of tenderhearted pirates, rejoices in having fulfilled his indentures and prepares to return to respectable society. His plans are thwarted by a bevy of beauties, an unfortunate birthday and his own sense of duty. The merry pirates, a bumbling major general and a timid constabulary contribute to a cacophony silenced only by Queen Victoria’s name.

The show runs on Fridays and weekends from May 2-24. Little Theatre off Broadway is located at 3891 Broadway. Tickets are $12; senior tickets $10.

Contact the theater’s Web site at ltob.org or call 875-3919 for further information.


Motorcycle Sunday

The Grove City United Methodist Church, 2684 Columbus St., will have a motorcycle Sunday on April 27. This will feature guest band Sons of Thunder performing at the 9:20 a.m. contemporary service.

Custom painted motorcycles will be on display. Following the service there will be a scenic ride through Hocking Hills State Lodge and a walk through Old Man’s Cave.

Custom design T-shirts are for sale in honor of the event to support the youth Christian Adventure Camp this summer. To order a shirt, contact Jason Chadwell at 554-7339. For additional information, contact Dan Ranney at 402-8234.

Lions auction and dinner

The Grove City Lions Club will hold their seventh annual auction and dinner on April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church on White Road. Dinner tickets may be purchased for $14 each. Funds raised from the event will help the visually impaired. For more information, contact Duane Shaul at 875-0708.

Teen OVI watch

The Columbus Division of Police will be conducting an enforcement operation now through May 31 for the prom season. The division will have additional traffic officers on Columbus freeways looking for impaired drivers, safety belt violators and aggressive drivers.  

Officers from the Traffic Bureau will be stepping up their enforcement of drivers operating vehicles while intoxicated by maintaining a high profile and concentrating their efforts on identifying and stopping OVI offenders, especially juveniles suspected of drinking.

Parents are encouraged to talk to their children and warn them about the dangers and consequences associated with drinking and driving.


Scrapbooking at Richard Ave.

The Richard Avenue Elementary PTA will be sponsoring a Scrapbook Crop on April 26 from 3-11 p.m. at the school.  

Snacks and dinner will be provided and scrapbooking products will be available for purchase. This event will be an opportunity for new and experienced scrappers to share ideas, get creative, and avoid household interruptions. Cost is $10 per person.  

Contact cropatrichard@yahoo.com with questions and to RSVP as space is limited. Alternatively Richard Avenue Elementary may be contacted at 801-8325.

Spring Fling

Grove City’s annual Spring Fling will be held April 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fryer Park, 3899 Orders Road.

There will be a smoke-filled house to teach children about fire safety, a bike rodeo, a hula hoop contest and face paintings to name of few of the activities planned. The event is sponsored by Grove City Parks and Recreation, the Grove City YMCA, the Grove City Division of Police, Jackson Township Fire Department, Grove City Rotary, the American Heart Association and the Southwest Ministerial Association.

The Southwest Ministerial Association will host a 3K Community Walk to benefit the Grove City Food Pantry. The walk begins at 10 a.m. and registration is at 9:30 a.m. There is a $10 entry fee. Donations of non-perishable food or personal care items will also be collected. Registration will be set up at the corner of Discovery Drive and Discovery Circle Drive, right past the YMCA parking lot.

For additional information on the Spring Fling or the 3K Community Walk, contact Grove City Parks and Recreation at 277-3050.

FHHS 1966 reunion

Franklin Heights High School, class of 1966, will be holding a 60th birthday party reunion on Aug. 2, from 12-6 p.m. at Heimat Haus, 4555 Jackson Pike (Route 104). Contact Becky (Sweazy) Malone for details and to RSVP by calling 801-9059 or e-mail bmalone@columbus.rr.com.

Park board to meet

The Grove City Park Board invites the community to be part of a new committee that will address the Grove City Trail System.

The group will meet quarterly to discuss opportunities pertaining to existing and future walking and biking trails in the area. The first meeting will be April 22 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in Council Chambers.

For additional information, contact the parks and recreation department at 277-3050.

Dance Compassion Project

Artists of BalletMet Columbus will present The Dance Compassion Project 7:30 p.m. May 8-9 at the BalletMet Performance Space, 322 Mount Vernon Avenue. All proceeds benefit the Ohio AIDS Coalition.

This second annual event will feature collaborative performances between central Ohio dancers and musicians including.

All proceeds will benefit the Ohio AIDS Coalition’s mission of education, leadership training, advocacy, and support for people living with HIV/AIDS. The OAC also offers healing weekends for people newly diagnosed living with HIV/AIDS.

Tickets for The Dance Compassion Project are $28. For a $53 ticket, patrons can attend the post performance reception on Friday with the artists from the show.

For tickets, call the BalletMet Box Office at 229-4848.

March for Babies

March for Babies will take place on April 27 at 10 a.m. at Easton Town Center, beginning at the Sports Barn on Chiller Lane. Formerly known as WalkAmerica, March for Babies is the March of Dimes largest fund raising event that benefits all babies – those born healthy as well as those who need help to survive and thrive. The event has been renamed to make a clear connection to what the March of Dimes is all about-the health of babies. To donate or join the march, visit marchforbabies.org or call toll-free 1-800-525-9255.

Football hopeful meeting

If you are interested in playing football at Grove City High School for the 2008/09 school year, this meeting is for you. It’s a meet the team meeting on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Grove City High School. Students who will be in grades 9-12, wanting to play should attend.  

Central High 1948 reunion

The Central High School class of 1948 will hold its 60th class reunion on July 13 at COSI from noon to 4 p.m. For more information contact John Allen at 875-4359, Bill Rector at 889-5608, Ardie Schirtzinger at 272-0295, Florance (Voss) McCarty at 876-2181 or Susan (Jones) Metzger at 901-2678.

Auditions for musicians

The Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio is accepting applications for advanced musicians, grades 8-12 for violins, violas, cellos, bass, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, trumpets, French horns, English horns, trombones, tubas and percussion. Auditions will be held 6-9 p.m. May 12 at Capital University, 6-9 p.m. May 19 at Worthington Kilbourne Middle School, and 6-9 p.m. May 20 at Otterbein College. Call 470-0739 or email ypco@hotmail.com for application and appointment. Visit the Web site, www.ypco.net for application and further information.

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